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5 July 2019

César Úbeda and Sergio Juan close the exhibition "TYPO EINA 15 years"

On the occasion of the closing of the exhibition celebrating the 15th anniversary of EINA's advanced typography courses, we will talk to César Úbeda and Sergio Juan, who, together with Enric Jardí, coordinator of the new Master's in Advanced Typography and Page Design, will talk about how we design today on paper and on screen.

  • César Úbeda is co-founder and chief experience officer of Runroom, a creative and technological consultant specialized in the transformation of the client experience and coordinator of the Master’s in Design of Digital Experiences at Bau.

  • Sergio Juan is an editorial designer and professor of the Master's in Advanced Typography and Page Design.

"TYPO EINA 15 years"
4 July 2019

Gemma Fontanals, former EINA Student, Gold LAUS Award for her Final Master’s Degree Project “FIERA"

Gemma Fontanals, former student of Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications and the Master's in Graphic Design at EINA, the Final Degree Project for which has won a Gold Laus Award, tells us of her experience as an EINA Alumna.

First of all, many congratulations for the Gold LAUS Award for “FIERA”, your Final Master’s Degree Project on the Master's in Graphic Design. How did it all go?

Thanks a lot! Well, it all went really smoothly. After a very intense year, because the Master’s is pretty full-on, I had to do the final project, and I wanted to enjoy myself. That’s why I decided to the graphics for FIERA, a fictitious feminist fanzines fair, bringing together the two areas that matter to me most: self-publishing and the feminist struggle.

The result was powerful because it combined the freedom of the fanzine scene with the power of the feminist movement, adding to it a little fun and a bit of “teasing”, in-depth research and a lot of hands-on work. I was also lucky enough to work with Xavier Alamany as my tutor, who turned my freestyles into good and was able to guide me really well.

Once I’d completed and defended it, the school suggested submitting it to the LAUS Awards, and it was a good idea because we walked away with the top prize. And we’re all super-happy.

In fact, before the Master's in Graphic Design, you'd already studied the course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications at EINA. What led you to do them?

Yes, that’s right! I’d just done Fine Arts and Philosophy, and I wanted to study more fun things.

I’d heard a lot of good things about the illustration course, and it was true, it was a year that I learned a lot, both from the teachers and my classmates. That led to the Baricela Collective, a group of girlfriends who draw together, go to fairs, do workshops (at the Barra de Ferro Arts Centre for the last Drawing Festival, for example) and self-publish things.

Studying illustration, I got quite involved in the school, I saw how it worked, and I talked myself into "spinning it out" a bit more. The Master's in Graphic Design grabbed my attention because in a short space of time, it offered many of the tools I needed, and because I saw possibilities of getting a job. And yes, it was incredibly intense but it worked: I now know a lot more things than I did before, and I’ve found a job where I draw and design and have a brilliant time.

Where are you working now?

I combine different things. In the mornings, I work for Gemma Terol, a fantastic designer with loads of experience. Normally we work for publishers and small businesses, but we’ve also done video clips, animation, and now we’re doing a study project. Some afternoons, I teach illustration at LCI Barcelona, a fashion design school. And I also get commissions, often for murals (for the Torelló Art School and Primavera Sound), and I do my own personal projects as and when I can (well enough).

What is it you most remember about your time at EINA?

What I remember most about EINA is that it was long distance away, but that every day I shared the return journey home with my classmates, and it was a lovely moment. I remember Rafa, there in the secretary’s office, who I was always asking for things and he always behaved better than good. Also, Miguel, Esther and Raffaele in the silk-screen printing workshop, where I spent many hours, and where the women at EINA called for recognition of International Women's Day. I remember my dealings with the teachers, the individual attention, the knowing our names, the being able to talk about things. I remember my classmates too, all with very different journeys and profiles, and I remember the sensation of being just a few of us and being able to organise ourselves to do things in an environment that always gave us more help than hindrances.

What do you think you learned at EINA that you’ve been able to contribute as an added value to your work?

What I learned at EINA is the basis for my work, rather than an added value! Besides all the curriculum stuff, both illustration and graphic design, and the complementary training you can do for yourself (the mock-ups and engraving workshops are brilliant), some of the things I took away from the school are the habit of giving and receiving feedback, taking criticism on board, understanding different work processes and seeing the worth of them, the attitude that you can do anything, and knowing you can always work more, but that there’s also a point where you have to stop, and that “submitted” is preferable to “lost in the infinite spiral of perfection”.

What are your plans for the future?

In the short term, carry on doing new things, and to get paid for most of them. In the long term, go back to my village and look after the chickens.

Gemma Fontanals
Gemma Fontanals
3 July 2019

26 illustrators present their work in the exhibition "Retrato hablado"

  • Opening Tuesday, 16 July at 7pm
  • Exhibition From 16 to 31 July and from 2 to 5 September
  • Schedule Monday to Saturday, from 16h to 20h
  • EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre, Barcelona

“Retrato hablado” (“Spoken Portrait”) is the exhibition of projects carried out by the students of the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques of EINA, coordinated by Philip Stanton, are of international origin (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Finland, France, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Ukraine), with different purposes (editorials, advertising, narratives...) and with a variety of techniques (digital, watercolour, ink, collage, mixed techniques...).

The exhibition highlights the dialogue that the illustrator generates between the idea and what is drawn; it highlights the illustrator's message and the interpretation made by the public, and emphasizes the role of illustration as a trade at the service of society's ideas and messages, and "highlights how illustration is one more vehicle to convey ideas, dreams, denunciations and an endless number of messages that as artists we want to convey", commented the students of the programme.

The exhibition brings together the work of: Antonia Alarcón, Pilar Álvez Prado, Magda Arcieri Valdés, Guillem Arderius, Mazatzin Armenta, Pamela Calero, Natalia Camacho, Francisca Cárcamo, Nayudell Castro, Juan Garzón, Malena Guerrero, Maryna Kizilova, Paula Catalina Lozano, Laurianne Macron, Clara Monera, Mauricio Pandzic, Vicka Pérez, Marcela Perrone, Maria Queraltó, Edgar Ramírez, Alba Sentís, Loreto Sepúlveda, Cecilia Torán, Janni Valkealahti, Maria Vendrell, Isabel Zuluaga.

26 illustrators present their work in the exhibition "Retrato hablado"
2 July 2019

New postgraduate Diploma in in Illustration for children's and teenagers' publications

EINA's Postgraduate Diploma in in Illustration for children's and teenagers' publications allows you to concretize and develop your records as an illustrator thanks to a detailed study plan that focuses on helping you discover your outlook on the world, while covering all the key projects in this field necessary for insertion into the labour market, and thanks to its team of teachers, made up of professionals of the highest level.

The programme, coordinated by Gabriela Rubio, has an extensive experience of 15 years as a specialization course and from it have emerged outstanding illustrators of the current panorama, of varied styles but with the common denominator of having been students of the course. Professionals such as Anuska Allepuz, Karina Cocq, Manuel Marsol, Helena Melo, Joan Negrescolor, Pato Mena, Paloma Valdivia and many others.

With this postgraduate, you will be able to get to know narrative illustration, editing and the professional scope of publications, supports and literary products aimed at children and young people.

Virginia Donoso
2 July 2019

“Pro-eject!”: presentation and exhibition of the 2018-2019 Final Bachelor’s Degree Projects

  • 9 to 11 de July 2019
  • Closing ceremony 11 July, 6pm
  • Simon 100 showroom, Barcelona
  • Open to the public

The Bachelor's Degree in Design ends with the presentation of the Final Bachelor's Degree Projects by the students in each of the mentions taught at EINA: Graphic Design, Design of Spaces, Product Design, Visual Creation and Design Culture.

“Pro-eject!” is an exhibition that is open to the public and displays the range of proposals completed by the students on the Bachelor's Degree in Design with the thoroughness, commitment and demands that today’s society requires of professionals in this field. The 78 projects on display reflected the academic quality, the ability to analyse context, experimentation and the creation of new languages, all while fostering the innovative power of design.


Product Design

Evaluating Commission Gerard Arquè, Jordi Esteve, Dani Vila

  • 10.00h - Katia Aleix - Katwalk
  • 10.30h - Marc Ayala - Dooble, la bicicleta amb una doble vida
  • 11.00h - Damià Campreciós - Soul Move, Product Design
  • 11.30h - Pau Vila - Balance
  • 12.00h - Ignasi Vinyeta - CM01 cadira de fusta

Graphic Design

Evaluating Commission Elena Bartomeu, Laia Clos, Víctor Garcia-Tur, Pilar Gorriz

  • 10.00h - Eduard Marcobal - Fastty de Fasttriatlon
  • 10.30h - Ignasi Ayats - Adlego
  • 11.00h - Ona Solani - Dong Nan Xi Bei
  • 11.30h - Ávalo Cánovas - Out Of Memory
  • 12.00h - Sergi Carbonell - SOM*

Visual Creation

Evaluating Commission Tània Costa, Artur Muñoz, Dolors Soriano

  • 10.00h - Laura Pajares - Realidades ocultas
  • 10.30h - Sonia Casanova - The "D" word
  • 11.00h - Marina Esbrí - Eros
  • 11.30h - Laura Andreu - Vull ser estilista

Design of Spaces

Evaluating Commission Anna Bach, Albert Crispi, Tomàs López

  • 10.00h - Laia Moreno - Street House
  • 11.00h - Maties Tortosa - Comencem la Casa per la Teulada, Disseny d'un espai obert gestionat per les persones sensesostre
  • 12.00h - Inés Martínez - Espacio Creativo Modelo

Evaluating Commission Sara Coscarelli, Mariona Espinet, Jordi Peraferrer

  • 16.00h - Esther Sanz - Reconsiderar la Biblioteca Núria Albó a La Garriga
  • 17.00h - Helena Pérez - Centro experiencial del Diseño de moda
  • 18.00h - Isern Serra - Domesticar allò industrial

Design Culture

Evaluating Commission Oriol Martínez, Dolors Soriano

  • 16.00h - Abel Bueno - Depueblo

Evaluating Commission Víctor García-Tur, Dolors Soriano

  • 16.45h - Laia Xixons - Keeping in Touch: Authenticity and death in the age of social media
  • 17.30h - Ona Orozco - La cuina dels materials. Pràctica del transciclatge a l'espai domèstic

Evaluating Commission Pau De Solà-Morales, Ona Harster

  • 18.15h - Andrea Montero Sánchez - El Bloque
  • 19.00h - Claudia Ginesio - Nonsa. Espacios urbanos como activadores de la inteligencia espiritual


Product Design

Evaluating Commission Ariadna Fábregas, Aitor Torradeflot, Oriol Ventura

  • 10.00h - Elisa Costabal - Rhag
  • 10.30h - Louis Ferraz - Space
  • 11.00h - Sarai Herrera - Kéia
  • 11.30h - Maria Palau - Necto
  • 12.00h - Albert Puig - Muda

Graphic Design

Evaluating Commission Elena Bartomeu, Laia Clos, Pilar Gorriz, Dani Rubio

  • 10.00h - Pablo Barangé - Babek
  • 10.30h - Magalí Obiols - Six of Crows. Campanya de comunicació d'un film
  • 11.00h - Jordi Yao Li - Citricus
  • 11.30h - Paula Lozano - Achilea
  • 12.00h - Marcel·la Muns - Adéu. Disseny d'identitat per un nou servei funerari de Barcelona

Evaluating Commission Laia Clos, Pilar Gorriz, Rocío Hidalgo, Lluís Serra

  • 16.00h - Oriol Figueras - Scandal
  • 16.30h - Marina Piqué - Ruta dels Minairons
  • 17.00h - Julia Portillo - Matter
  • 17.30h - Guillem Rodríguez - Identitat de la marca de roba Naulover home
  • 18.00h - Maria Herrera - Cxélia Rollán

Visual Creation

Evaluating Commission Enric Font, Enric Mas, Artur Muñoz

  • 10.00h - Marina Moriña - Aprendizaje por representación
  • 10.30h - Miriam Durán - Screaming Wall: activisme contra la història única d'Àfrica
  • 11.30h - María Cejudo - Creació d'una guia per tipus de jocs i joguines educatives

Evaluating Commission Keith Adams, Artur Muñoz, David Steegmann

  • 11.00h - Edgar Duch - Projecció de la cal·ligrafia medieval a les formes volumètriques

Evaluating Commission Enric Font , Enric Mas

  • 12.00h - Guillem Expósito - Colors per la vida: Festival solidari sobre l'associació de colors

Design of Spaces

Evaluating Commission Anna Alcubierre, Anna Bach, Silvia Santaeugènia

  • 10.00h - Laura Ann Mendoza - La vista y el espacio: (s)pace

Evaluating Commission Nora Balcells, Anna Bach, Silvia Santaeugènia

  • 11.00h - Laura Ferrer - La Higuera. Espacio de experiencia gastronómica
  • 12.00h - Carla López - Crescendo, Espacio Musical

Evaluating Commission Sara Coscarelli, Raul Oliva, Oriol Ventura

  • 16.00h - Carla Traveria - &CO, Espai per a estudiants
  • 17.00h - Marina Chiva - La fàbrica d'il·lusions
  • 18.00h - Mariona Vilardell - Sky

Design Culture

Evaluating Commission Anna Dot, Oriol Fontdevila

  • 15.30h - Mayra Sánchez - Syndrome of the Precative Patient: Design of a therapeutic device for the treatment of the Precative
  • 16.15h - Inés Lorenceau - Désinstallation Sonore, l'Ecoute de la Pensée Ecologique

Evaluating Commission Anna Dot, Jo Milne

  • 17.00h - Maria Clot - Extraño Inconsciente
  • 17.45h - Paula Coderch - Mortalizando las vanitas. Visualización y experimentación del paso del tiempo en objetos de uso doméstico

Evaluating Commission Lola Lasurt, Jo Milne

  • 18.30h - Aina Fontich - On the table o sobre costumbrisme i comensalitat
  • 19.15h - Clara Botet - Poder y silencio


Product Design

Evaluating Commission Javier Nieto, Marga Uña, Oriol Ventura

  • 10.00h - Oriol Campillo - ENSO, un oasi verd a casa
  • 10.30h - Rodrigo Chamizo - Sistema; Tres Tazas
  • 11.00h - Manuel Antonio González - TMBLight - La interacción de usuario como eje de la movilidad dentro de la ciudad sostenible
  • 11.30h - Berta Rovira - Domus. Plataforma digital pel co-habitatge
  • 12.00h - Júlia Riera - Harmony

Graphic Design

Evaluating Commission Laia Clos, Pilar Gorriz, Enric Jardí, Borja Martínez

  • 10.00h - Gabriela Eskenazi - A Mar
  • 10.30h - Judit Serra - Poética
  • 11.00h - Carles Giménez - Fourtures, An interpretation of Peter Frase's Four Futures
  • 11.30h - Pedro Giralt - Tinc un gos
  • 12.00h - Martin Odriozola - HIZKI. Alfabeto unicase basado en la grafía vasca

Visual Creation

Evaluating Commission Elena Bartomeu, Enric Font, Artur Muñoz

  • 10.00h - Patricia Cantón - Life on Two Wheels
  • 10.30h - Carlota Gallart - Concienciarte/ Afectacions de les patologies oculars en les obres dels pintors europeus entre el 1830 i 1930
  • 11.00h - Paula López - Cómo hacer "El arte de El Nombre del Viento" / "El arte de El Nombre del Viento"
  • 12.00h - Carla Cuba - No somos Dioses

Evaluating Commission Elena Bartomeu, Artur Muñoz, Salvador Sunyer

  • 11.30h - Juan Manuel López-Barajas - Mind

Design of Spaces

Evaluating Commission Anna Bach, Octavi Rofes, David Steegmann

  • 10.00h - Anna Urretavizcaya - Habitar la casa: sobre l'anàlisis de la temporalitat: l'horitzontalitat

Evaluating Commission Anna Bach, Rosa Clotet, David Steegmann

  • 11.00h - Sofia Aguilera - Refugio en la azotea
  • 12.00h - Paula Robles - Els Xulius. Canvi de seu de l'entitat

Design Culture

Evaluating Commission Anna Alcubierre, Ignasi Camprodon
En el Teatre Nacional de Catalunya

  • 15.45h - Vania Rossell - Públic

Evaluating Commission María José Balcells, Oriol Pibernat
En el Teatre Nacional de Catalunya

  • 17.00h - Jordi Blasi - Apunts per una visita guiada a l'exposició "Del món al museu. Disseny de producte, patrimoni cultural"

In collaboration with SIMON and Sumarroca

“Pro-eject!”: presentation and exhibition Final Bachelor’s Degree Projects
1 July 2019

Prize for the best pavilion of the Prague Scenography Quadrennial

The international jury has assessed the political and aesthetic commitment of the Catalan pavilion in the Prague Scenography Quadrennial and has been awarded as the best installation, together with France and Hungary.

Under the name Prospective actions (Catalonia 2004-2018), the installation created by Pau Masaló, Laura Clos, Xesca Salvà and Marc Villanueva, and presented by the Institut del Teatre, tackles six cases of social conflict in Catalonia in recent years (from the 15-M demonstration to the 1-O police charges).

The project has had the collaboration of renowned scenographers such as Anna Alcubierre, professor of the Degree in Design, Research Master in Art and Design and Master in Design of Spaces at EINA, Max Glaenzel, Paco Azorín, Sílvia Delagneau, Cube.bz or Eugenio Szwarcer.

Prize for the best pavilion of the Prague Scenography Quadrennial
"Prospective actions". Institut del Teatre
27 June 2019

FAD 2019 Prize for Anna and Eugeni Bach

Anna Bach, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and the Master in Design of Spaces, together with Eugeni Bach, are the creators of "Mies Missing Materiality", a project that has been awarded the FAD 2019 Temporary Interventions Prize and the 2019 Temporary Interventions Opinion Prize, with the following evaluation by the jury:

"The Barcelona Pavilion was slowly covered in a white vinyl until it was denuded of all materiality. With this simple and contradictory action, the walls, floors and pillars become a blank canvas, which opens the door to multiple interpretations on such aspects as the value of the original, the role of the white surface as an image of modernity or the importance of materiality in the perception of space. This way, the building becomes a mock-up of itself, on a 1:1 scale, life-size, showing a finished, yet at the same time unfinished, space. The intervention refuses, therefore, the pavilion the material to highlight it.”

Mies Missing Materiality
26 June 2019

"Nixi for Children" wins an Explorer Award

The “Nixi for Children” project, a virtual reality tool for reducing pre-operation anxiety for paediatric patients and their families, developed by Tomàs Lóbez, former student on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, has been awarded first prize at Explorer, Young People with Ideas, an entrepreneurship programme of Banc Santander aimed at helping get projects off the ground by driving their market launch.

"Nixi for Children", which began as the Final Degree Project by Tomàs Lóbez on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, will travel to Silicon Valley in October to present the project, and will then take part in the national final to be held in Madrid with the winners from each centre.

Tomàs Lóbez and Nixi team
Tomàs Lóbez and Nixi team
25 June 2019

Folder Year 2019/2020

We now have the winning EINA folder for next year!

After having counted the votes on Facebook and Instagram, the winning folder has been that designed by student Juanma López-Barajas.

Thus, begins the stamping process at our work shop in EINA Espai Barra de Ferro so that the entire community can have its own folder starting next September.

With the collaboration of Guarrocasas.

Illustration by Juanma López-Barajas
Illustration by Juanma López-Barajas
25 June 2019

Laus Awards 2019

The Laus awards ceremony, which was organised by the Association of Graphic Designers and Art Directors of the FAD (ADG-FAD) took place last 20th June. Among the winners we have former professors, former students and students of the Degree in Design of EINA. These are some of the winners:


Golden Laus - "FIERA. Feria de Fanzines Feministas", TFM Master in Graphic Design - Gemma Fontanals.

Silver Laus - "Orenga", TFG - Lluís Serra (Senyor Estudi).

Silver Laus - "Shaper Festival" - Carles Giménez.

Bronze Laus - "Loop. Redisseny del festival de videoart de Barcelona", TFG - Dani Guix.

Bronze Laus - "Glissando Typeface" - Carles Giménez

Bronze Laus - "LINEAL", TFG - Carlos Álvarez-Valdés.

Laus Bronce - "SOFIA", TFG - Raquel Fabrellas.

Bronze Laus - "Danshari", TFG - Ariadna Valldeperas.

Former students

Golden Laus - "YUCA Sound Alibi & Time Issue" - Carles Murillo.

Silver Laus - "LOREAK" - Borja Garmendia (Pensandoenblanco) and Carles Murillo.

Silver Laus - "Kinetic corporate identity for Blanc Festival's 10th edition" - Gerard Mallandrich.

Silver Laus - "Barcelones" - Carles Murillo.

Bronze Laus - "Barna Brew" and "La Pionera" - 131, with Pau Llop and Esteve Padilla.

Bronze Laus - "Pirulís. Columnes d'expressió lliure" - Gerard Mallandrich.

Bronze Laus - "Invitación Exposición Double Bind - Juan Muñoz" - Manel Font.

*Bronze Laus - "Twobo" - Senyor Estudi, with Lluís Serra.

Teachers and former teachers

Golden Laus - "SEAT BCN Typeface" - Typerepublic, with Andreu Balius.

Golden Laus - "Our Mallorca" and "Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival" - Pràctica, with Carlos Bermúdez and Guillem Casasús, teachers, and Anna Berbiela, former student.

Golden Laus - "Chamberí" - Extra Estudio, with Iñigo Jerez, former teacher at EINA.

Silver Laus - "Jatachi" - Pràctica, with Carlos Bermúdez and Guillem Casasús, teachers, and Anna Berbiela, former student.

Bronze Laus - "Trígonos" - Bildigrafiks, with Martí Ferré, teacher at Master in Graphic Design and at postgrau en Fotografia i disseny editorial

Bronze Laus - "RocaRecicla" and Silver Laus for "RocaRecicla RR201Ilustraciones" - RUN, with Xavier Roca Connétable, former teacher at Master in Graphic Design.

Bronze Laus - "Centre Acompanya'm" - Dani Rubio and Rai Pinto.

Bronze Laus - "L'ORIGEN: Aurea Dicta by Miquel Barceló", with Salvador Sunyer (Nanouk Films).

Bronze Laus - "Jatachi" and "Teikit Temporada 2018" - Pràctica, with Carlos Bermúdez and Guillem Casasús, teachers, and Anna Berbiela, former student.

Bronze Laus - "Lectura Pla Sant Jordi", "Galeries d'Art a Catalunya" and "Brugarol criança" - Pere Alvaro, former teacher at EINA.

Bronze Laus - "Vidal & Armadans" - Extra Estudio, with Iñigo Jerez, former teacher at EINA.

Many congratulations to everyone!

Gemma Fontanals
25 June 2019

“Illustrated Letters. Barcelona Book-Lovers Association, 75 Years of Publishing”, by Albert Corbeto

Albert Corbeto, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, the Master's in Advanced Typography and Page Design and the Master's in Graphic Design, is the curator of the exhibition “Illustrated Letters. Barcelona Book-Lovers Association, 75 Years of Publishing”

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ABB - Associació de Bibliòfils de Barcelona (Barcelona Book-Lovers Association). Over these years, the ABB has published a goodly number of quality books produced with great care and printed in the most prestigious graphic arts workshops. It has published historic works, some of them previously unpublished, and has reissued literary texts by such prestigious authors as Jacint Verdaguer, J.V. Foix, Salvador Espriu, Pere Calders, Joan Perucho, Pere Gimferrer and Josep Carner, with the collaboration of leading illustrators and artists, such as Miquel Plana, Antoni Tàpies, Josep M. Subirachs, Enric Cluselles, Manuel Boix, Perejaume, Perico Pastor and Narcís Comadira. This work shows the result of all this publishing activity, the result of the convergence of authors, illustrators and editors in works for book-lovers, aimed at enriching the culture of the country and fostering a love for books. It does not only present the major works published by the ABB in the form of a finished product, in other words, the book printed under specific physical characteristics and with a limited print run, but also the materials used in the prior production processes of the printed works and the illustrations, such as preliminary sketches, mock-ups, woodcuts, metal plates, proofs, etc.

19 June 2019

Presentation of the book "TYPO EINA 15 years"

The Master's in Advanced Typography and Page Design of EINA, coordinated by Enric Jardí, celebrates 15 years.

The celebration of this anniversary materializes in two areas:

  • The presentation of a commemorative publication, "TYPO EINA 15 years" on 3 July, and the inauguration of an exhibition of the same name, which will be open until 12 July EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre.
  • The development of new contents of the programme structured in two summative diplomas: from the study of typography in terms of the form of the letter (Postgraduate Diploma in Typographic Design) to the internal compositional structures of the page and publication (Postgraduate Diploma in Page Design and Editing).

The book "TYPO EINA 15 años" has the representative collaboration of more than 50 professionals who throughout the trajectory of the Master's in Advanced Typography and Page Design have been linked as students to the programme and who are now relevant personalities in the field of graphic design and typography. The exhibition of the same name will also be inaugurated during this event.

The presentation of this publication will be given by Ricardo Feriche, editorial designer and editor, and Marc Sancho, art director of Querida, who, together with Rocío Hidalgo, professor and coordinator of the editorial part of the course, will talk about how we design today.

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of EINA's advanced typography courses, an exhibition will be inaugurated on 3 July showing more than 50 pieces by students linked to the programme, including projects in calligraphy, lettering, typography design, magazine design, fanzines, newspapers and everything related to typography and pages design.

"TYPO EINA 15 years" gathers the testimony of: Marcela Aguilera Casanueva, Alberto Aranda, Bruno Baeza, Òscar Bagur, Piero Beninato, Noe Blanco, Guille Bragoni, Lara Captan, Ramon Carreté, Ivan Castro, Sabina Chipară, Clara Cortés Xarrié, Eider Corral, Albert Creus Tomàs, Carlos de Toro, Cecilia del Castillo, Álvaro Domínguez, Bianca Dumitrașcu, Ruxandra Duru, Jordi Embodas, Idoia Etxebarria Ercilla, Martí Ferré Carreras, Álvaro Franca, Verònica Fuerte, Nora Grosse, Andriy Konstantynov, Floor Koop, Alina Loseva, Mireia Luna Areny, Olga Llopis, Raquel Marín Álvarez (Lalolagráfica), Paula Mastrangelo, Maria Montes, Angie Neira Charari, Víctor Palau Torres, Anna Pla i Cervellera, Enrique Presa Bosch, Ferran Riera Benito, Luis Romanque, Damià Rotger Miró, Daniel Sabino, Elio Salichs, Helena Santacana Ricart, Ricardo Santos, Gina Serret, Laia Soler i Canaleta, Julia Sturm, Kentaro Terajima, Francisco Torres, Roger Vallès, Paola Vecco Aznarán, Edu Vidiella, Natalia Weber Antón.

In the presentation of "TYPO EINA 15 years" a copy of the book will be delivered to all attendees.

Presentation of the book "TYPO EINA 15 years"
19 June 2019

Exhibition “El Víbora. Comix Countercultural”

Àlex Mitrani, lecturer at the Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design at EINA, is the curator, with Antoni Guiral, of this exhibition homage to El Víbora (The Viper) and its authors on the 40th anniversary since the publication of the first issue of this mythical comic book. It changed the lives of more than one generation in the 1980s and 90s.

EINA collaborates in this exhibition with the cession of the painting that the artist Roger (Roger Subirachs) made in 1987 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the centre. And it is also present with the Live comic that was made in the avant-garde Galeria 13 of Barcelona in 1980 for the 13th anniversary of EINA, called Amor en Vallvidrera. To make this work, of 1.80m x 24m, a series of authors gathered among the main protagonists of the underground, some of them already working for El Víbora. The spirit of the magazine, loaded with what today is called "political incorrectness", runs through this collective and performative work in which the society of the time is criticised, from conservative sectors to progressism [hardest option: "from conservative nationalism to salon progressivism"]. The work also testifies to the links between the authors of Barcelona's undergound and some of the promoters of the Movida Madrileña.

After all these years out of public view, Amor en Vallvidrera has entered the MNAC collections and is currently being restored for its next exhibition.

Authors identified: Peret, Gallardo, Roger, El Hortelano, Mariscal, Max, Montesol, Isa Feu, Roger, Martí, photographies by Ouka Lele.

The exhibition brings together the photographs taken by Manel Esclusa, teacher in the Design degree and coordinator of the Postgraduate Degree in Photography and Editorial Design of EINA, on the creative process of this piece.

Exhibition “El Víbora. Comix contracultural”
18 June 2019

"New materials for the generation of healthy environments", by Raúl Oliva

Raúl Oliva, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and the Master in Design of Spaces at EINA, will talk about New materials for the generation of healthy environments as part of the latest conference in the “Connecting Design and Advanced Materials” cycle, to look at the Wellbeing trend, promoted by the Design Cluster and the Advanced Materials Cluster of Catalonia. With regard to healthy environments, Raúl Oliva will be exploring some of the opportunities that “smart materials” can offer in this field.

17 June 2019

Screening of the documentary "Rams", by Gary Hustwit, followed by a round table

As part of “Good Design is…”, at Barcelona Design Week, there will be a special screening of the documentary "Rams", where its director, Gary Hustwit, explores an essential figure in design: Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers of the last century and creator of the “10 Principles of Good Design”.

After the screening, a round table will be held, organised by the ADI-FAD, with the participation of Oriol Pibernat, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, the MURAD and the Master in Design and Editing of a Product, along with Sanna Völker and Goula/Figuera Studio.

"Rams", by Gary Hustwit